Recently the Health authorities from Hong Kong disclosed quite a few cases regarding the possibility of a dengue fever pandemic. New outbreak of Dengue Fever is prompted by increase mosquito activity. Sources from the Ministry of Health declared that there are a couple of species of mosquitos capable of carrying out the disease.
By using surveillance techniques, authorities went ahead to check out the nearby mosquito activity. No new development in the situation has resurfaced but the authorities are still continuing to spray pest repellant in the vicinity.
A new situation arose in the region around Bataan, as more and more people are diagnosed with Dengue Fever. Authorities have begun to take necessary precautions in order to avoid a new pandemic, still incoming reports from the field suggest that this could very well be highest number of cases reported in the last ten years.
At least two people were infected with the Dengue fever after being bitten by mosquitos. In order to prevent a new outbreak of Dengue fever, authorities have urged citizens that present Dengue fever symptoms to report to the nearest hospital. It seems that the best way to prevent contracting the disease is to steer clear of mosquitos.
Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever, and as said before it is caused by a mosquito that is capable of carrying the virus. Usually, the symptoms associated with Dengue fever are headache, throbbing pains in both muscle and joints, high fever and skin rash.
One known complication of the disease is the hemorrhagic fever that entails heavy bleeding as well as low blood platelets.
As pointed out by medical literature on the matter, after being infected with the Dengue fever virus, most patients are asymptomatic. Numbers show that approximately 80 percent of dengue fever patients don’t show any symptoms in the first days. The virus itself requires an incubation period of 3 to 14 days.
Unfortunately, up until now there is no specific medicine used to successfully treat Dengue fever. Physicians usually prescribe painkillers that contain the acetaminophen compound. Therapy also includes extended bed rest and consuming large quantity of fluids.
It seem that the best way to treat Dengue fever is a solid education in prevention. As pointed out, no vaccine for Dengue fever is available, so the best way to prevent contracting the disease is to steer clear of mosquito population if by chance you live or travel to a tropical area.
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